Monday, March 26, 2007

We Promised... We Delivered

Last Saturday night, 11.58PM.

While most people were either sleeping or out partying, all of us at Nuffnang were behind our computers waiting for the first ads to launch.

Call me a pessimist, but I always believe that something will always goes wrong. So to make sure we were prepared for it, I got everyone at Nuffnang to stay up and sit in front of our computers, waiting to pounce at the problem when it surfaced.

The clock hit 12AM and our servers starting serving out the first paid ads.


Everything ran smoothly at first but we noticed a small bug that affected a small number of blogs.

All of us got to work immediately and before long, we had ironed out all the problems.

There was nothing left to do but sleep.


I stared at my computer screen for a while admiring our first paid ads.

As I sat there, I thought about the challenging week I had ahead of me, meeting advertisers every day, big to small and all from various industries.

Then I thought about what a very big advertiser I was dealing with asked me just last week,
"Timothy, how in the world did you guys get so many blogs to sign up with you in just these few weeks?".

I paused for a while, wiped the sweat off my forehead and said
"It wasn't because of anything we did... it was what the bloggers that supported us did. They are the only reason why we are where we are today."

When I meet this week's batch of advertisers, my answer to that question will be no different.


33 comments:

earl-ku said...

haha great job

haha now ... show me the money ...

- PC - said...

yaya.. got we suppoter wor... samo help nuffnang advertise for free. car sticker? LOL!

Ah Pek said...

Ya, Great Job!

Something that i wanted to ask but keep forgetting, maybe it's in your FAQ,

If I have a banner and a skyscrapper running, will I be getting 2 ads ah?

Jason said...

Way to go Boss! Hopefully this is a good start for everyone. And kinda sorry for being a little doubtful yesterday. :)

William Leong said...

thanks for the trust in us supporters. like i said, u guys always have us here to back u all up.

but i also support earl.... show me the money! =P

William Leong said...

ah pek, yup yup... i got 2 ads

KY said...

waa william so lucky wan.

Vicky said...

i shall wait..................

MaN|acZ said...

wa lang support lu... lu support wa lang

thank you Boss!!

suicidalconversationjunkie said...

Congrats boss! woohoo!

Cely said...

money come money come !!!!!!

pinksterz said...

show me the mahney!!!!!!!!!!!

bwahahaha!

congratz again! ^^

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

Hallo bossy! I wan to email to u & the nuffnang for a job well done but both email get rejected!! So tq & well done. p/s I got extra ad space up now.But I can't do leader board, its end up at the bottom so how ahh??

freethinker said...

Humble as always... OK.. now Perak Hotel will be the new Love Nest.. Hahhahaha

giovoni said...

Something for you to ponder over...

http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html

Boss Stewie said...

earl: hahaha yes yes... you'll have to wait for the campaign to end on that

pc: hehehe thank u thank u.. i truly appreciate it

ahpek: the more ad units you have the more places advertisers can advertise on and the more money you can make ah pek.

jason: don't worry about it jason.. you're one of my strongest pillars of confidence... i thank you for that

william: lol!!! support earl!

ky: lol

vicky: okok it's coming coming :P

maniacz: thank u dude

suicidal: thanks for the support

cely: haha ok wait wait end of the week

pink: end of the weeeekk

hor ny: ahh i think my colleague told me she replied you already

freethinker: lol.. it's actually quite a nice hotel

giovoni: i've read that speech many many times and even watched the video many many times... this man has been through so many failures in his life just like many other billionaires of today. what a guy

Shaolin said...

Glad to see a local advertising network that doesn't just talk, promise and deliver! Keep it up, that's definitely the way go. People get tired of hollow carrots very quickly.

her Fei-ness said...

i wanted to join NuffNang, but becouse I wouldn't lie about having at least 20 unique visitors, I can't.

=(


And I so nice go put NuffNang ad up for free somore.

boo.

David said...

Hey man, great going. I'm very itnerested in the flipside of the advertisers question: How did you get in touch with all these advertisers so fast? These people accept cold calling?

Jayelle said...

Ooh! Ooh! that's my blog!:D hehehe.. here's to you for a successful run!

s!mp|e chery| said...

congrats man.looks like it's a bright future a head. just a question, i don't see that add on my blog. it is because i placed it in the wrong side of my blog? sorry..

Boss Stewie said...

shaolin: lol dude!

her feiness: well then quickly boost up your traffic :P

david: actually we were lucky.. advertisers came looking for us

jolene: thanks jolene :P that is your beautiful blog indeed :P

simple: that's cuz you just pasted our code in not long ago cheryl. we need about a week to track your stats before we can serve you paid ads

Wingz said...

I know i said it before but i m just gonna say it again "BRAVO!"

niahma you never tell me about "the more ad units you have the more places advertisers can advertise on and the more money you can make" la!!!

*go add more add units*

Lance de'Cypher said...

Spoken like a true entrepreneur indeed. =)

.:»Ares«:. said...

Ah good job boss! Congrats!

Boss Stewie said...

wingz: eh? u didn't know meh? hehehe aiyoo sorry ler

lance: thank u lance :P

ares: thanks dude

Boss Lepton said...

my boss hehehehe, good luck meeting new advertisers

but my boss so charismatic, sure can 1 :D

Wingz said...

oi! i add new ads units liow!!! gimme gimme gimme!

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

Good day to u boss. My ad stuck at the bottom! Can help?? BTW I email to you.

Lance de'Cypher said...

Boss Lepton: Come lets open Four Seasons here wan? =)

mae said...

I'm so jealous of William, one not enough, get 2 summore!! At least we profit sharing. :P Cooooooongrats Boss!! Keep up the good work and soon people will be wondering.. "What competition?" *wink wink*

Jen said...

ah, nice innit? the things bloggers to do show their support. we <3 nuffnang! i want an ad too! =(

Simon Seow said...

Please, please list in MESDAQ too so that I can buy Nuffnang's share.